Amidst Recent Hacks, Twitter Calls for Stronger Passwords

Twitter SecurityAmid the ongoing epidemic of hacks and account breaches at major companies and online services, Twitter officials are once again reminding users how to beef up the security of their passwords. A blog post published Tuesday night by Twitter Director of Information Security Bob Lord came a day after the official Twitter account for Burger King was hacked by pranksters who used their unauthorized access to publish tweets falsely claiming the fast food chain had been sold to arch-rival McDonald’s. Lord’s post also followed a similar compromise of Jeep’s Twitter account, resulting in the Chrysler division’s logo being replaced with one belonging to competitor Cadillac. The account takeovers came almost three weeks after hackers pierced Twitter’s defenses and stole cryptographically protected password data belonging to some 250,000 users.

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Shelly Palmer

Shelly Palmer is Fox 5 New York's On-air Tech Expert (WNYW-TV) and the host of Fox Television's monthly show Shelly Palmer Digital Living. He also hosts United Stations Radio Network's, Shelly Palmer Digital Living Daily, a daily syndicated radio report that features insightful commentary and a unique insiders take on the biggest stories in technology, media, and entertainment. He is Managing Director of Advanced Media Ventures Group, LLC an industry-leading advisory and business development firm and a member of the Executive Committee of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (the organization that bestows the coveted Emmy® Awards).

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